Flavours & Rhythms of Brazil

Welcome to Brazil, a vast nation overflowing with vibrant cultures, unstoppable rhythms and infectious energy. Discover a city where music and dance are as vital to life as air and water. Seek out the country’s pulsing epicentre of Afro-Brazilian culture. And let endless thunderous waterfalls take your breath away.

Planning your holiday is easy, and speak to your friendly Consultant.

Day 1: Arrive Rio de Janeiro

Touchdown in Rio de Janeiro, known as cidade maravilhosa (the marvellous city), steamy, sensuous, ever-surprising. Rio is full of contrasts of colour, customs and dazzling scenery. A city of sea and mountains, samba and Carnival. Witness the people of Rio who enjoy a truly relaxed and unique way of life. On arrival, meet your A&K representative who will assist you with your private transfer to your beachfront accommodation. Spend time relaxing in the hotel or head out on your own and explore. Get your bearings in this impossibly fabulous city, with its curving white beaches and city neighbourhoods studded with green-shrouded mountains.

Hotel: Belmond Copacabana Palace, 3 nights

Day 2: Rio de Janeiro

Witness one of the Seven Wonders of the Modern World, Corcovado’s Christ the Redeemer. Gaze skywards at the sandstone figure towering 38 metres into the air, with arms pointing north and south, and breathe in sweeping views of the city rightly considered a UNESCO World Heritage site. Drive back to your hotel via the Maracanã stadium and famous Sambadrome, home to the annual Carnival parade. Your afternoon is at leisure to simply soak up the atmosphere from your beachfront home.  Or continue to discover why this is truly one of the world’s most vibrant cities. Navigate the streets by bicycle, taking in the hotspots of Copacabana, Ipanema, Leblon and Rodrigo de Freitas lagoon (additional charge), or visit the Botanical Gardens, one of the world’s most important ecological sanctuaries, at the foot of Corcovado Mountain (additional charge). Alternatively, head to the bohemian Santa Teresa neighbourhood on Morro do Desterro (Exile Hill) for a taste of Old Rio. Take to the hills in a charming street car, seek out art studios and bars, and stop at the “Little Castle” (additional charge).

Day 3: Rio de Janeiro

Begin your day hovering over Sugar Loaf Mountain, Christ the Redeemer and the golden beaches of Ipanema and Copacabana on a helicopter flight over the city (additional charge). Then, step backstage into the captivating world of Rio’s Carnival, witnessing the artistry and creation of the elaborate costumes and imaginative floats that culminate in the world’s most vibrant street party. You will also have the chance to try on one of the carnival costumes. Afterwards take a driving tour through local neighbourhoods to the base of the mountain. Enjoy the cable car ride to the summit for the best sunset views in the city and sundowners with a backdrop of the city lights twinkling through the sea mist.

Day 4: Rio de Janeiro – Iguazú Falls

Proceed to the airport for your flight to Foz do Iguaçu on the Brazilian side of the mighty Iguazú Falls. Your local A&K representative will meet you at the airport and assist with your private transfer. Drop your bags at the only hotel located within Brazil’s Iguassu National Park, just a short stroll from one of the New Seven Wonders of the World. Descend into the canyon and soak up the vista of some 275 falls, before taking a glass elevator back to the top.  Later appreciate your exclusive access to this magnificent wonder when the park is closed to non-hotel guests. Witness rainbows of colour over this incredible force of nature or perhaps enjoy a champagne overlooking the falls in near solitude.

Hotel: Belmond Hotel Das Cataratas, 2 nights

Day 5: Iguazú Falls

No visit to the Iguazú is complete without experiencing the falls from the Argentinian perspective, as today’s adventure will prove. Cross the bridge to Argentina and wander along the network of pathways around the endless sheath of water. Venture by train to the suspended platform at the very brink of the roaring ‘Garganta del Diablo’ waterfall (Devil’s Throat). Here, a motorboat awaits to take you up the Lower Iguazú River, through rapids into the roaring Garganta del Diablo canyon in the heart of the falls. Return to your accommodation or perhaps you may like to experience a helicopter flight (additional charge) over the Iguazú National Park for an unrivalled view of the waterfalls, Três Fronteiras (the meeting point of Argentina, Brazil and Paraguay).

Day 6: Iguazú Falls – Salvador de Bahia

Head to the Iguassu Bird Park, an internationally recognised rescue and conservation centre, for a behind-the scenes experience where you get up close to rare birdlife. Continue to the airport for your flight to Salvador, once the magnificent capital of Portugal’s New World colony and today the country’s Afro-Brazilian jewel. Meet your A&K representative and transfer to the historic centre where you can unwind in your boutique accommodation. Spend your first evening immersed in Bahian heritage at the intimate Miguel Santana Theatre. In an explosion of drums, music and energy, the world-renowned Bahia Folklore Company will enact the dances of the gods in the Candomblé pantheon and the rhythmic martial art, the capoeira.

Hotel: La Villa Bahia, 3 nights

Day 7: Salvador de Bahia

To peel back the layers of this Brazilian enigma, start in Pelourinho, a UNESCO World Heritage site and the largest complex of colonial architecture in South America. During a walking tour wander the cobbled, hilly streets and stop awhile in the municipal square to soak up the city vibe. Take the Elevador Lacerda, a concrete-encased elevator, down to the lower, more modern Salvador where the air is filled with the aroma of acarajé, an African-inspired street food of sizzling shrimp-filled dumplings. Learn to drink like a local with a curated tasting of cachaça, the Brazilian sugar cane liquor followed by lunch inspired by a creative mix of Mediterranean and North Eastern cuisine. Discover more of Salvador your way during an afternoon at leisure or simply relax in your hotel.

Day 8: Salvador de Bahia

Spend a morning soaking up the local culture in São Joaquim market, the largest market in Salvador. Wander the labyrinth of passageways filled with everything from fresh meat and fish to shoes and statues. Look out for coriander, limes, garlic, coconut milk and dendê palm oil – the ingredients of Bahia’s best-known dish, moqueca. Then, head to a local eatery where you discover how to prepare this rich seafood stew. Fuelled by Bahian inspiration, find your rhythm in an intriguing percussion demonstration and workshop. Pick up the cuica or berimbau drums and follow the local percussionist through a cacophony of beats and techniques.

Day 9: Depart Salvador de Bahia

Set off on a final stroll around this enchanting destination before your private transfer to the airport for your onward journey.

2020 Dates & PricesTwin ShareSolo Traveller
Departs daily from Rio de Janeiro:$8,895.00Price on Application

Inclusions 
Meals: 8 breakfasts, 3 lunches
Transport: Airport Transfers & Deluxe air-conditioned vehicle
Flights: Air Ticket: Rio de Janeiro - Iguazú Falls - Salvador de Bahia
Accommodation: 8 nights accommodation
Guide: Local English Speaking guide
Entrance Fees & Touring:Entrance fees & activities as per itinerary

* Tour departure dates are subject to availability at time of booking.
* Prices and itinerary are correct at time of publication and are subject to change without notice.

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Capoeira Stopover (Salvador Da Bahia)

Full of spirit, music and traditions from Africa, Salvador da Bahia is the soul of Brazil. Often referred to just as ‘Bahia’, it is the third largest city in Brazil and stands on the magnificent Bahia de Todos los Santos, a sparkling bay dotted with 38 islands. There is plenty to explore here; walk the cobblestone streets to see the recently restored Pelourinho district with its brightly coloured buildings and beautiful Baroque churches scattered throughout. There as are also picturesque white sandy beaches.

Immerse yourself in the fascinating fusion of African and Amerindian cultures that gave birth to the captivating martial art form “Capoeira” or experience a candomble ritual where participants become ‘possessed’ by African deities.

Planning your holiday is easy, and speak to your friendly Consultant.

Day 1: Arrive Salvador da Bahia

Upon arrival transfer to your hotel. The rest of the day is free at leisure.

Hotel: Vila Gale Salvador, 3 nights

Day 2: Salvador da Bahia

Today you will go on a tour of the city.

Day 3: Salvador da Bahia

Day at leisure to may be enjoy to the beach or walk around the Pelourinho area on your own.

Day 4: Depart Salvador da Bahia

Transfer to the airport for your onward flight.

2020 Dates & PricesTwin ShareSolo Traveller
Departs daily from Salvador da Bahia:$501.00$583.00
Inclusions 
Meals: 3 breakfasts
Transport: Airport Transfers & Modern air-conditioned vehicle
Accommodation: 3 nights accommodation
Guide: Local English Speaking guide
Entrance Fees & Touring:Entrance fees & activities as per itinerary

* Tour departure dates are subject to availability at time of booking.
* Prices and itinerary are correct at time of publication and are subject to change without notice.

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Rhythms of Brazil

A visit to Brazil means the discovery of a place touched with warm tropical sun and white sand beaches. From north to south, unique attractions are ready to amaze and excite. See the highlights and contrasts of this vast country; from spectacular Rio de Janeiro to the splendour of Iguazu Falls; from the wilds of the Amazon to the mysterious culture of Salvador.

Planning your holiday is easy, and speak to your friendly Consultant.

Day 1: Arrive Rio de Janeiro

Upon arrival in Rio de Janeiro, transfer to your hotel where you will stay for three nights.

Day 2: Rio de Janeiro

Explore Rio’s wonders in an open jeep and immerse yourself in this magnificent city, visiting Tijuca Forest, Corcovado, Sugar Loaf and the Botanic Gardens. Discover Tijuca Forest, known as the world’s largest urban forest, with its mix of nature and history. Ride to the top of the beautiful Corcovado Mountain, where the statue of Christ the Redeemer sits. Visit the world famous Sugar Loaf Mountain in the middle of the Guanabara Bay, which offers one of the most breathtaking views of the city.

Day 3: Rio de Janeiro

Today is yours to spend discovering Rio de Janeiro at your leisure. Perhaps join an optional jeep ride and discover one of the largest favela’s in Latin America, with around a 150,000 inhabitants. You’ll be able to see, hear and feel the rhythm and beat of the favela’s, the heart and soul of Brazil. Immerse yourself in the community by visiting local homes and schools and head to the headquarters of Rocinha’s samba school.

Day 4: Rio de Janeiro – Iguazu Falls 

Transfer to the airport for your flight to where you will stay for the next two nights. The afternoon is at your leisure to explore the Brazilian side of the falls. The Iguazu Falls are one of the planet’s natural wonders. Formed on the Iguazu River, the falls go down from an average height of 60 meters, while the face of the falls is 2,700 metres wide. The number of falls varies depending on the river’s outflow.

Day 5: Iguazu Falls 

Today you will have the opportunity to cross to the Argentinian side of the falls for amazing views back to the Brazilian side. Enjoy a walking trip of the falls followed by the famous Devil’s Throat Cataract.

Day 6: Iguazu Falls – Manaus 

Fly to Manaus in the heart of the Amazon. Manaus is the ideal start point for your Amazon adventure. Upon arrival into Manaus, you will be transferred to your jungle lodge where you will spend the next three nights. After enjoying a delicious dinner embark on a unique canoe adventure deep within the Amazon jungle in search of alligators which are also known as “caimans” by the locals.

Day 7: Manaus 

Today embark on a unique canoe adventure deep within the Amazon jungle in search of alligators which are also known as “caimans” by the locals.

Day 8: Amazon

Today you will be accompanied by a specialist guide who will lead you on a hike through the forest.

Day 9: Amazon

Travel by motorised canoe and witness one of the Amazon’s most fascinating natural wonders. Head to the ‘meeting of the waters’ where the Solimoes River and the Rio Negro converge to create the enormous Amazon River. The two rivers flow side by side for several kilometres and each maintains its own individual colouring before mixing. The crystal clear blue waters of the Solimoes River contrasts with the muddy waters of the Rio Negro and create a unique natural spectacle.

Day 10: Amazon – Manaus – Salvador 

Return to Manaus for your flight to Salvador where you will spend the next two nights in a traditional Pousada. A Pousada is an exclusive and often historic boutique hotel which provides an insight to the place, people and culture of the area.

Day 11: Salvador 

Discover Salvador on a walking excursion. This trip introduces you to Salvador, showing how the city has changed throughout the ages to become the Salvador of today. Starting out along the bay, you’ll work your way through Salvador’s tree-lined streets up to Pelourinho, designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site due to its spectacular and well preserved colonial architecture. Stop off at the Sao Francisco Church, with its extravagant gold leaf baroque designs, from where you will head towards the Largo do Pelourinho. You will be given free time to enjoy lunch at one of the local restaurants where you will be able to taste some of the best Bahian cuisine.

Day 12: Depart Salvador 

Transfer to Salvador Airport for your onward flight.

2020 Dates & PricesTwin ShareSolo Traveller
Departs daily from Rio de Janeiro:$4,559.00Price on Application

Inclusions 
Meals: 10 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 4 dinners
Transport: Airport Transfers & Modern air-conditioned vehicle
Flights: Flight Ticket: Rio de Janeiro - Iguazu Falls - Manaus - Salvador
Accommodation: 10 nights accommodation
Guide: Local English Speaking guide
Entrance Fees & Touring:Entrance fees & activities as per itinerary

* Tour departure dates are subject to availability at time of booking.
* Prices and itinerary are correct at time of publication and are subject to change without notice.

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Discover Salvador

Enjoy a walking tour of the historical city of Salvador. Visit the renowned Pelourinho, the largest assemblage of colonial buildings in Latin America and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Take in the wonderful views of All Saints Bay from the Municipal Square towering above the Lower City.

Planning your holiday is easy, and speak to your friendly Consultant.

Day 1: Arrive Salvador

Arrive at Salvador Airport and transfer to your pousada.

Day 2: Salvador

Enjoy a walking tour of the historical old city. Visit the main attractions of the Historical Centre, the renowned Pelourinho, the largest assemblage of colonial buildings in Latin America and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Continue to the Municipal Square towering above the Lower City offering wonderful views of All Saints Bay.

Day 3: Salvador

Enjoy a day at leisure. Tonight explore Rio Vermelho, the bohemian quarter, and enjoy the best Bahian live music and street food.

Day 4: Salvador

Transfer to the Salvador Airport.

2020 Dates & PricesTwin ShareSolo Traveller
Departs daily from Salvador:$865.00Price on Application

Inclusions 
Meals: 3 breakfasts
Transport: Airport Transfers & Modern air-conditioned vehicle
Accommodation: 3 nights accommodation
Guide: Local English Speaking guide
Entrance Fees & Touring:Entrance fees & activities as per itinerary

* Tour departure dates are subject to availability at time of booking.
* Prices and itinerary are correct at time of publication and are subject to change without notice.

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